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What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, what we...

Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

USB flash drives tend to be somewhat dull devices. People use them for quick data transfers, and they want them as cheap as possible. Therefore, the quality of most devices of this type is rather low, and their durability is not something to brag about. Kingston is one of the few...

How to show the favorites bar and the favorites center in Internet Explorer

When you use a web browser on a frequent basis, you want to have your favorite websites bookmarked and easily accessible. If you are using Internet Explorer, it is not obvious how to enable the favorites bar or the favorites center. Here's how to make this browser show...

Do you need a volume shortcut in Windows? We have two shortcuts for you!

Do you want a desktop shortcut for controlling the sound volume, on your Windows computer or device? Even though Windows offers many ways for changing the sound volume, some users prefer a plain old shortcut. If this is what you want, read this guide and download the shortcut you...

How to pin any folder to the Windows taskbar, in 3 steps

In Windows, it is easy to pin your apps and programs to the taskbar. However, it is not easy to pin folders and add shortcuts on the taskbar, for the folders you use most often. Most users will never figure out on their own how to do this. Luckily, we have a solution for you,...

15+ reasons why you should get Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you use Windows 10, and you read our website, you have heard about the Fall Creators Update. It is the latest major update for Windows 10, and it is available for every Windows 10 user, for free, starting October 17th, 2017. The Fall Creators Update includes several new features...

How to pin contacts to the taskbar or to the Start Menu of Windows 10

In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft introduces many new features. One of the most interesting ones, from a productivity standpoint, is the fact that you can pin contacts to the taskbar and the Start Menu. That makes it easier and faster for you to keep in touch with...

Top 25 most useful commands and questions for Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant, is getting better by the day. She learns new things and can answer all sorts of questions and commands from you. That is why we thought it would be a good idea if we summed up the most useful commands and questions you can ask Cortana to do...

How to schedule and manage appointments with Cortana

Cortana is one of the killer features of Windows 10, and she is also one of the reasons why some people are using Windows 10. One of Cortana's best features is the fact that she can schedule and manage appointments for you. All you have to do is write or ask her to do that, and she...

How to associate apps with websites in Windows 10

Some links on the internet can be opened by your web browser or, if you use Windows 10, also by certain apps. For example, when you click to play an audio file on a website, you would expect it to be played in your browser, right? However, in Windows 10 you can use the feature...

How to ask Cortana to lock, sign out, shut down or restart your Windows 10 PC

Cortana, you favorite virtual assistant from Windows 10, learns new things every day. She knows how to schedule appointments for you; she knows how to tell whether you need to take your jacket tomorrow morning, she even knows jokes to change your mood. What she did not know, however,...

How to embed MP3 and other audio files into PowerPoint presentations

Many people need to create PowerPoint presentations for work, school or other reasons. Modern presentations are no longer a simple series of slides filled with text and pictures. In the media-rich world in which we live, PowerPoint presentations are often filled with video and audio...

Bing has published its global market share. Would you guess what it is?

If you tell people that you use Bing as your main search engine, many will laugh at you and say "Nobody uses Bing. Why do you do it?" While the public image of this search engine is not very positive, the truth is that this search engine has grown in use, in the USA and a few...